The Importance of Spiritual Growth in supporting kids with Mental Health Issues

Presented by: Jules Haddock

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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Mental wellbeing is far more than managing a timetable, keeping up with homework and curriculum demands, navigating the social complexities of peers, and learning about your physical wellbeing. All these facets are all important in managing mental wellbeing, and during this session will be unpacked in ways we can support and encourage young people to learn about aspects of mind health.

But whether it be our own lack of spiritual growth, or ignorance of, political creativeness, or our perceived or real, education boundary setting, spiritual growth is often ignored in the recovery of young people experiencing mental health challenges.

Without doubt, the concept of HOPE is the key element in the cycle of recovery, for without hope, suicide is a looming escape from psychological pain for many young adolescents.

This session will frame the theoretical model of mental wellbeing and recovery and explore how teachers and the school can develop person centred HOPE, within the framework of beliefs and values centred upon spiritual growth and hope for young people.

During this session, Jules’s will share how her own journey in how education and spiritual offerings, eventually paved the way for peace and hope within the framework of her recovery.

Event Details:


Thursday 20th June, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Double Tree by Hilton
270 Flinders St, Melbourne

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Target Audience: for secondary teachers/ aides/ pastoral care workers within Christian framework

  $279.00 + GST

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About the Presenter

Jules Haddock is a facilitator of recovery programs specific to people experiencing a mental health disorder. Prior to education based support, she worked closely with all ages, Aboriginal communities, and people with disabilities such as Autism, challenged by their mental illness within a community framework of practice. A REACH facilitator through the Black Dog Institute, Mental Health First Aid Instructor and accredited trainer in Mental Health, Jules is well versed and passionate in her endeavour to demystify, educate and encourage intervention of mental illness by the community as a whole. Her delivery style is creatively engaging, reflecting her passion as a practicing artist, which sees her currently involved in school based youth community art projects specific to mental illness. Jules’s take on mental illness is “It’s not about them and us; we are all in this together”.

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